Mr. Havercamp a debut winner

Updated - 22/07/2017
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Oh Golly! I'm hot today! The Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry bred and owned Mr. Havercamp made a bid a furlong out and drew clear of the field to win by 3 and a half lengths in his career debut in a seven furlong Maiden Special Weight at Woodbine. Trained by Catherine Day Phillips, the 3 year-old Ontario-bred gelding by Court Vision out of the Fitzhenry's mare Tennessee Lamb (Medaglia d'Oro), stalked the pace early on, drew clear in the stretch and was hand ridden past the wire by jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva. This was the eighth win in 30 starts this season at Woodbine for Catherine Day Ph...

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Turf Stakes win for Financial Recovery

Updated - 02/07/2017
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The switch back to the grass surface was exactly what 3 year-old filly Financial Recovery needed as she swept up from last to first in the $125,000 Ontario Damsel Stakes at Woodbine July 1. Coming off of her run in the Woodbine Oaks, Financial Recovery trailed the field of 8 when Jockey David Moran made a move about a half mile out on the inside before opting for a run on the outside at the 1/4 pole.  Once in the clear the determined filly passed the leaders in the final yards to win by half a length. Trained by Catherine Day Phillips, Financial Recovery is owned by Narola LLC in partne...

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Post Positions 2 & 13 for Catherine Day Phillips in the Plate

Updated - 29/06/2017
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Photo - Trainer Catherine Day Phillips, husband Todd Phillips and their sons Blake (left) and Colton attend the Queen's Plate breakfast and post position draw at Woodbine. The 158th running of the Queen’s Plate, the longest continuously-run stakes race in North America, lured a field of thirteen 3-year-olds. The post position draw for the $1 million Canadian Classic race was conducted today at the trackside tent at the annual Queen’s Plate breakfast, employed the two-stage method with the order of selection first being drawn and then the connections choosing their post positions. ...

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Double Header Wins for Catherine Day Phillips

Updated - 26/06/2017
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Trainer Catherine Day Phillips notched two back to back wins in the first and second races on the June 25 card at Woodbine Racetrack. In his second lifetime start, Mill Road, took the lead and, according to race caller Robert Geller, "cantered down the stretch and sauntered to the wire," in the six and a half furlong $61,000 maiden special weight to win the first race by close to eight lengths with Jockey Patrick Husbands aboard. Bred and owned by Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. and Merette Farrell, the 3 year-old Quality Road gelding did not race at two and David Anderson thanked Trainer C...

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Guy Caballero & Split My Pants Winners

Updated - 12/06/2017
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Trainer Catherine Day Phillips notched two wins on Woodbine Oaks day at Woodbine June 11. (Photo - Guy Caballero winning the Plate Trial Stakes) The Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry Queen's Plate hopeful, Guy Caballero was a last to first winner of the $125,000 Plate Trial Stakes and Split My Pants, owned by Doug Anderson, Rita Eskudt, David Anderson, Peter Mosakos, Kingfield Racing Stable and Carnegie Hill Stable, ended the day with a front running score in a $34,000 Maiden Optional Claiming eleventh race. The Catherine Day Phillips trained Woodbine Oaks runner, Financial Recovery, owned by ...

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Watch Me Strut Last to First in Allowance

Updated - 05/06/2017
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"Watch Me Win.....Watch Me Strut" was the call from race caller Robert Geller as Watch Me Strut made a dramatic last to first run to win the seventh race Allowance in style today at Woodbine. Owned in partnership by George Ledson and trainer Catherine Day Phillips' Kingfield Racing Stable, the 3 year-old gelding by Strut the Stage - Fleet Kris, by Northern Afleet was bred in Ontario by Frank Mermenstein & Sam-Son Farm, Stallion Division. This is the third win for Watch Me Strut who had two wins and a third in his 3 starts as a two year old last year for Kingfield Racing Stable befo...

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Rainbows Ahead first win for 2017

Updated - 01/06/2017
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Heavily favoured to win, Rainbows Ahead did not disappoint with a front running win in Race 5 at Woodbine, her first start in 2017. Rainbows Ahead set the pace early and finished strong in the 6 1/2 furlong $20,000 Claiming race on the Tapeta with jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva aboard. (more…)...

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DRF – Queen’s Plate: With Guy Caballero

Updated - 27/05/2017
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Day Phillips is bringing order to Chaos - By Alex Campbell. ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Trainer Catherine Day Phillips recorded a career high in wins at Woodbine in 2016 with 22 victories from 84 starters, highlighted by her first win in the Woodbine Oaks with Neshama. While those accomplishments might be tough to top in 2017, Day Phillips would be off to a great start if Guy Caballero gives her a first victory in the Queen’s Plate here on July 2. Day Phillips has had five starters in the Queen’s Plate, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, and two finished second...

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Spring Training & Racing

Updated - 23/04/2017
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Racing began at Woodbine Racetrack April 15.  Kingview Farms' Peggy O will represent the first starter of 2017 for trainer Catherine Day Phillips on April 23, in race 8. Catherine sent out sets of horses for training on April 22 with owners Sean Fitzhenry, David Anderson and George Ledson coming out to watch from the rail on the main track. Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry's homebred filly, Dixie Moon, (pictured above) by Curlin out of their mare Dixie Chicken (also raced and t...

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Shipping In to Woodbine for 2017

Updated - 02/03/2017
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Trainer Catherine Day Phillips and her crew were busy getting the stalls  ready in preparation for the arrival of the horses for the 2017 racing season at Woodbine. After a month of light training at the farm, 24 horses were shipped in to Catherine's barn on February 28 in time for the opening of Woodbine's training track on March 1. A handful of fresh two-year-olds joined Catherine's returning winners of 2016 such as Woodbine Oaks winner, Neshama,...

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